The universe is a big place

I'm trying to leave it better than I found it.

I can't reverse entropy (yet), but I can try to make a positive impact for those around me - one planet or orbital habitat at a time.

Medium-term goals include helping make the world's cities thrive, improving my recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and building a space elevator.

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East Coast West Coast

Still adapting

I came to the Bay Area for an MBA at Stanford, and I'm now working here, but I grew up in, went to school in, last lived in, and miss, the Northeast! (Boston, Yale, NYC, respectively). People in California are happy all the time and that can be real stressful. It is fun to enjoy the outdoors more easily, though...

My wife Anna and I (pictured) have taken up surfing and skiing in order to get more non-sunny weather post-move. It is also an extra opportunity for us to color and style coordinate.

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Lessons and philosophies

I love the outdoors, animals, learning, art, reading, gadgets, disagreeing with people…

I try to learn important life lessons from my cat, Mittens, and my family golden retriever, Arlo. I'm a big fan of goats (and their cheese), but sadly was merely borrowing the goat pictured.

I also like tying together disparate topics, even without clear transitions. For an academic exploration of my thoughts about the intersection of politics and technology, browse my undergraduate thesis, “Hijacked Dreams: Technological Determinism and the Idea of Progress.”
I promise you’ll learn something new!

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Skills and Superpowers

Here are a few highlights from my CV - and some you might not find there at all!
For a little more detail, check out my LinkedIn. For a *lot* more detail - write me for a resume.

MBA, Stanford GSB

Superpower: Extreme networking.
Weakness: Student loans.

Tech + Liberal Arts

Deep product and growth strategy experience.
Can speak fluently with computers, humans...
...and humans-who-work-with-computers.

Management Consulting

Survived, thrived, over 5 years @ Oliver Wyman
Great at packing, traveling; bad at tolerating TSA
Bro, do you even Mekko?

Optimistic Cynicism

High hopes and standards for world, myself.
Not a pessimist: an optimist with high standards...
That the world sometimes fails to meet.

Tikkun Olam

You shouldn't do well without doing good.
I believe in a responsibility to improve society
Champion inclusion. Be the change.

Baking

I love to bake cookies, cook food, and entertain friends new and old. Breaking (baking?) bread and drinking wine is the way to go!

That's all for now!

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